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Heidi Shierholz

Heidi Shierholz is the president of the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that uses the power of its research on economic trends and on the impact of economic policies to advance reforms that serve working people, deliver racial justice, and guarantee gender equity. Previously, she was Chief Economist to the U.S. Secretary of Labor, serving under Secretary Thomas Perez.


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New Jobs Report Shows Fed Should Halt Harmful Rate Hikes

Wage growth is clearly decelerating, which is enormously consequential for fed policy.

Heidi Shierholz ·


OSHA's Employee Vaccine-Or-Test Mandate Is Smart Public Policy

Maximizing vaccination rates both domestically and globally hence will pay huge economic returns. Domestically, an employer mandate is an invaluable tool for maximizing vaccination rates.

Josh Bivens ·


We Don't Have a Labor Shortage in the US, We Have a Crisis of Low Wages

Don't easily believe claims that there's a lack of people to fill jobs. What’s really going on is that employers aren't offering workers a living wage.

Heidi Shierholz ·


Mother's Day Is a Good Time to Acknowledge That Care Work Powers Our Economy

Care isn't a burden for women and families to shoulder alone. It's the foundation of our economy, and it deserves to be treated as such.

Heidi Shierholz ·


Unless Congress Acts, Millions of Americans Will Soon Be Left With No Safety Net

To get the economy back on track in a reasonable timeframe, we need policymakers to pass roughly $3 trillion in fiscal support now, with the first $2 trillion hitting the economy between now and mid-2022.

Heidi Shierholz ·


Millions Will Lose Unemployment Benefits in December Unless GOP Senators Act

Unemployment claims rise for second week in a row.

Heidi Shierholz ·


Not Just Cruel, GOP Blocking Unemployment Aid Is Terrible Economics

With unemployment benefits for millions of workers set to expire in December, Senate Republicans must stop blocking aid.

Heidi Shierholz ·


Thanks to Mitch McConnell, 30 Million Workers Head Into Election Day Unnecessarily Hurting

It is both cruel and terrible economics that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate last Tuesday with no COVID relief.

Heidi Shierholz ·

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